During these uncertain times, how can we help?
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To become a hospice volunteer the greatest gift one can offer is their time, caring nature and willingness to be present. It's a great opportunity to serve while learning new skills and enhancing existing ones.
Training and ongoing support are provided to all volunteers, so experience is not required. Volunteers receive comprehensive, self-paced online training to learn how to meet the emotional and practical needs of hospice patients and their families.
Volunteers may visit with patients for 1-2 hours a week and give caregivers respite, some time away or time to rest. While volunteers cannot provide clinical or personal care, they are able to assist with routine tasks and errands, and be a caring companion and compassionate listener to both patients and families. Volunteering can be as simple as sitting by the bedside, listening with compassion, playing music, reading a book, and as needed, offering support. ** Due to the pandemic, volunteers are only running errands, like grocery shopping, calling or sending cards to hospice patients and their caregivers, giving support and helping to combat social isolation.**
Our requirements: Volunteers receive 20 hours of training. Volunteers work with Volunteer Program Coordinator as members of the multi-disciplinary hospice team. A monthly support meeting is provided (not required), a 12 month commitment is preferred and most volunteers do 1-2 hours of volunteer time per week. We are always looking for specialists who do massage, music/art/animal therapy or Reiki.
For more information on application and upcoming training, please contact Volunteer Program Coordinator, Jennifer Fisher by phone (650) 685-2803 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
1700 South Amphlett, Suite 300, San Mateo, CA 94402, US
Sutter Care at Home enhances the health and well being of the people in the communities we serve through a not-for-profit commitment to compassion and excellence in home-based services and products.
To become a hospice volunteer at Sutter Care at Home the greatest gift you can offer is your time, your caring nature, and your willingness to listen. Training and ongoing support are provided to all volunteers, so experience is not required. It's a great opportunity to learn new skills and enhance existing ones. Volunteers are trained to enhance the overall goal of meeting the physical, emotional, spiritual and practical needs of hospice patients and their families.
Volunteers may stay with the patient to give the caregiver some time away or time to rest and they can be a caring companion and compassionate listener to both patients and families. While volunteers cannot provide clinical or personal care, they may be able to assist with routine tasks and errands.
Requirements: Volunteers receive 24 hours of training, health clearance and a background check, and attend monthly educational meetings. They must work closely with Volunteer Program Coordinator as members of the hospice team.
We'll work with your schedule.
1700 S Amphlett Blvd.Suite 300San Mateo, CA 94402
May 1, 2020